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SAI Transparency tutorial by FlyAwayMax SAI Transparency tutorial by FlyAwayMax
101 favorites you guys :O And I made this on a whim at 2 in the morning ^^" Lol I'm so glad it's actually helping people >w<

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Anyways, this is how i do it. I pretty much took bits of advice i scraped from across the internet to develop my own method to doing this... it's probably not the only way to get transparent backgrounds, but it's the way I do it, so... it works for me^^'

If you finish a project and go 'oh crap, the parts I meant to be white in the picture turned transparent too!', no worries, just place a new layer between the transparent layer and your art and fill the white spaces in.
Also, since SAI detects the pixel opacity, it's a good idea to color in white behind parts of your image that aren't completely saturated with color.

Aaaaand you don't have to flatten your image first. But a few times, when i finished this process, there were odd white chunks that I couldn't get to go away, and when I flattened the image and THEN went through this process, it resolved itself perfectly.

If you have any more questions, I can try to help, but I am by no means an expert. Just another learner who found a neat trick i wanna share^^

Hope this helps~<3
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GinnaSAN1223 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank yooou~ this helped a lot :3
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JETBLACKcatdog Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
hi I saw hoping you could help me out I use both sai and photo shop and I love the exchange normal's functon in sai and was wondering if photoshop had something like it without using the eraser tool 
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CaptainSketch-Adopts Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Woah I have the cracked version.....crap ;;
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Winkatuck Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
oh thank god, I had the issue with the "odd white chunks" I'm glad someone had something for me to do to fix it qwq

it worked!
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VeraSarah Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It never gave the png save option. Could you possibly explain why please? Thank you!
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GinnaSAN1223 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok so this is so very late you probably alredy figured it out ;;

when saving, double check if it's saving as PNG, because it can convert back to SAI 
so this is probably the problem ;;
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VeraSarah Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually javnt figured it out. Ive been using LunaPic.com but ill have totry this way again. (: thank you for your reply though!!
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GinnaSAN1223 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh hey no problem ;w;
at least this was my problem so maybe ;;
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PYROFEMI Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
HEY. THERES NO PNG OPTIONS. HELP USS
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Maemi-tan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
its not giving me the png save option....
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